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(adj) someone who has a childlike simplicity. He has not yet learnt how to play clever tricks with other people or to be worldly wise. Origin: L nativus -> Fr. naif, someone who is still in the natural state Naive has a similar etymology to ingenuous. The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. The new employee was a brilliant guy but he was extremely naive about the cruelities and politics of the business world. The poor chap tried to apply the mantra he had been taught as a child-honesty is the best policy-in his business dealings and fell down on his face.

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